Includes Quotes of Publisher in Business and Legal Media Outlets on Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance Issues (most publications available upon request)

2020 (9 quotes of publisher)

  • “6 Employment Moves Biden Could Make on His First Day,” by Vin Gurrieri, Law 360, November 20, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “3 Things to Watch For in the California Driver Misclassification Battle,” by Jon Steingart, Law 360, October 9, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Will Barrett Tip Transport Worker Exemption Cases?” by Linda Chiem, Law 360, September 29, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “The Biggest Changes in California’s Contractor Law Cleanup,” by Braden Campbell, Law 360, September 9, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “9th Circuit Amazon Ruling Opens New Driver Exemption Battles,” by Linda Chiem, Law 360, August 20, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Three Takeaways From 1st Circuit’s Amazon Delivery Driver Rulings,” by Linda Chiem, Law 360, July 20, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “New York Top Court Backs Postmates’ Workers Employee Status,” by Braden Campbell, Law 360, March 26, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Hard-Hit Airlines, Public Transit Score in COVID-19 Relief Bill,” by Linda Chiem, Law 360, March 26, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Labor Department’s Joint Employer Rule May Stem Lawsuits,” by Judy Greenwald, Business Insurance, January 20, 2020 (quoting Richard Reibstein)


2019 (13 quotes of publisher)

  • “Trumpka Thaws on Trade Deal,” by Rebecca Rainey, Politico, December 10, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein from Law 360 article)
  • “A Question Worth 30% of Labor Costs: When Is a Contingent Work an FTE?” Gartner Quarterly Journal of Finance. Risk. Strategy (Fi. R. St.), Q4 (November 2019) 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Insurers Watch as California Moves to Tighten Independent Contractor Rules,” by David Arthur D. Postal, Life Annuity Specialist, a Financial Times Publication, June 12, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Uber’s Drivers are Contractors, Labor Board’s Top Lawyer Says,” by Hassan Kanu, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, May 14, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “California Independent Contractor Test Applies Retroactively,”  by Erin Mulvaney, Patrick Dorrian, and Hassan Kanu, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, May 2, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Arbitration Pacts Dented by Amazon Transportation Worker Ruling,” by Linda Chiem, Law 360, April 24, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Trucking Companies Hit Rough Patches in California Classification Fights,” by Linda Chiem, Law 360, April 4, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Today’s News and Commentary,” On Labor: Workers, Unions, Politics (Harvard Law School, Editor Benjamin Sachs, Kastnbaum Professor of Labor and Industry), February 1, 2019 (citing post in InsureReinsure blog by Richard Reibstein, January 30, 2019)
  • “Third Circuit New Jersey Classification Ruling Curbs Scope of Preemption,” by Linda Chiem, Law 360, January 30, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “NLRB Empowers Companies to Treat More Workers as Independent Contractors,” by Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times, January 26, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Independent Truckers’ Arbitration Exemption Could Raise Costs,” by Judy Greenwald, Business Insurance, January 22, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Supreme Court Ruling Gives Truckers a Victory and a New Weapon in Labor War,” by Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Transportation Worker Ruling a Rare Blow to Arbitration Pacts,” by Linda Chiem, Law 360, January 15, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Retail Cases and Trends to Watch in 2019,” by Kevin Stawicki, Law 360, January 1, 2019 (quoting Richard Reibstein)


2018 (9 quotes of publisher)

  • “Paying Californians Little Trickier Under Three High Court Cases,” by Jon Steingart, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, October 30, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “New DOL Employment Guidelines Should Put Home Care Registries on Notice,” by Tim Mullaney, Home Health Care News,  July 25, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Businesses Surprised, Alarmed, Over Narrower Test for Classifying Independent Contractors,” by John Breslin, Northern California Record, June 4, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “California Supreme Court’s Decision on Independent Contractors Could Mean Big Changes for Employers,” by Elizabeth Alt, Cook County Record, May 11, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “GrubHub Case Could Be Barometer for New Rules on Independent Contractors,” by Daniel Wiessner with reporting by Heather Somerville, Reuters, May 6, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “California Supreme Court Establishes Employee-Friendly Independent Contractor Test,” by Michael Cardman, XpertHR / LexisNexis, May 1, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “California Supreme Court Transforms Test for Who Is an Employee,” by Jon Steingart, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, April 30, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Gig Economy Business Model Dealt a Blow in California Ruling,” by Noam Scheiber, New York Times, April 30, 2018
  • “Judge Says Limo Drivers Are Contractors, Not Employees,” by Chelsea Conaboy, Fair Warning’s Warning Wire, April 17, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “GrubHub Driver Wage Case Still En Route?” by Jon Steingart, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, February 9, 2018 (quoting Richard Reibstein)


2017 (4 quotes of publisher)

  • “Labor Secretary Reverses Joint Liability and Independent Contractor Policies,” by David Sparkman, Material Handling and Logistics, June 12, 2017 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “NYC Freelancers Due Contracts, Timely Pay,” by John Herzfeld, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, May 12, 2017 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Worker Misclassification and the Freelance Economy,” by Lisa Higgins, HR Daily Advisor, April 4, 2017 (referencing White Paper by Richard Reibstein)
  • “UberBLACK Plaintiffs May Have Good Argument in Notable Class Action Case,” by S. Laney Griffo, The Pennsylvania Record, January 18, 2017 (quoting Richard Reibstein)


2016 (14 quotes of publisher)

  •  “Drivers Challenge Uber for Pay While Waiting for Riders,” by Daniel Moore, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 27, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Gig Workers and Job-Related Bias: Are Protections on the Way?” by Patrick Dorrian, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, December 19, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Freelancer Wage Bill Signed by New York Mayor,” by Michael Rose, Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report, November 16, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “How Will These Freelancer Protections Work, Exactly?” by Emma Whitford, The Gothamist, November 4, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Yoga Instructors Determined to be Independent Contractors by New York’s Highest Court,” by Abbi White, Legal Newsline, November 2, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Ex-Uber Driver From N.J. Seeking to Sue About Overtime Pay,” by Tim Darragh,, May 31, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Congratulations Uber, You’re All Grown Up: The Class-Action Lawyers Are Circling,” by Daniel Fisher, Forbes, May 3, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Uber Sued Again Over Drivers’ Employment Status,” by Tracey Lien, Los Angeles Times, May 2, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Uber Drivers Welcome That $100-Million Settlement, But Here’s What They’re Still Missing,” by Tracey Lien, Los Angeles Times, April 23, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Judge Turns Down $12M Lyft Settlement,” by Rebecca Campbell, Legal Newsline, April 20, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Settlement Seen As Unlikely In Uber Drivers’ Class Action Lawsuit,” by Michael Carroll, Legal Newsline, March 16, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “U.S. Chamber of Commerce Sues Seattle Over Uber, Lyft Ordinance,” by Heather Somerville and Dan Levine, Reuters, March 13, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Think Uber Employee Issues Don’t Affect Your Business? Think Again,” by Frances McMorris, American City Business Journal, January 29, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Lyft Settles Worker Misclassification Lawsuit For $12.25 Million,” by Tracey Lien, Los Angeles Times, January 27, 2016 (quoting Richard Reibstein)


2015 (15 quotes of publisher)

  • “Taxi Drivers Clog Philadelphia Street To Protest Uber,” by Laura Robinson, Mercury News Daily, December 16, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Seattle Passes Law Letting Uber, Lyft Drivers Unionize,” by Heather Somerville, Reuters, December 14, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Uber Rebuffed by Judge in Ruling on Drivers’ Suit,” by Mike Isaac, The New York Times, September 1, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “She Thought She Was Entitled To Maternity Leave.  After Asking For It, She Lost Her Job,” by Lydia DePillis, Washington Post, August 14, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Amid Backlash, Lawsuits, More Delivery Startups Converting Contractors to Employees,” by Heather Somerville, San Jose Mercury News, August 6, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “On the Warpath Against Independent Contractor Schemes,” by Brian Joseph, Fair Warning, July 23, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Investors Are Overlooking One Thing When They Throw Money at ‘Uber for X’ Startups,” by Biz Carson, Business Insider, July 21, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Employers Brace for Scrutiny After Misclassification Memo,” by Aaron Vehling, Law 360,July 16, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Employees vs. Independent Contractors: U.S. Weighs In on Debate Over How to Classify Workers,” by Melanie Trottman, Wall Street Journal, July 15, 2015
  • “Growth in the ‘Gig Economy’ Fuels Workforce Anxieties,” by Noam Scheiber, New York Times, July 12, 2015
  • “The Driver Who Beat Uber is Just the Beginning – Get Ready for a Flood of Copycat Cases,”by Biz Carson, Business Insider, July 14, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Uber Case May Hinge on What the Drivers Want,” by Dan Fisher, Forbes, July 10, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • Uber and the Not-Quite-Independent Contractor,”by Justin Fox, Bloomberg Voice, June 23, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Uber Driver Is an Employee, Not a Contractor, California Regulators Say,” by Thad Moore, Washington Post, June 17, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Independent Contractor Issues: A Tale of Drivers, Strippers and Lawsuits,” by Michelle Rafter, Workforce, June 17, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “California Says Uber Driver is Employee, Not a Contractor,” by Mike Isaac and Natasha Singer, New York Times, June 17, 2015
  • “(In)dependent Contractor Misclassification,” by Francoise Carre, Working Paper No. 403, Economic Policy Institute, June 8, 2015 (citing blog post by Richard Reibstein, August 29, 2014).
  • “Lawsuit Claims Instacart ‘Personal Shoppers’ Should Be Classified as Employees,” by  Katie Steinmetz, Time Magazine, March 18, 2015
  • “No, Driver Lawsuits Won’t Destroy the ‘Uber for X’ Business Model: Companies Will Just Have to Make Less in Profits,” by Lydia DePillis, Washington Post, March 13, 2015 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Employee or Contractor? Health Care Law Raises Stakes,” by Conrad De Aenlle, New York Times, February 14, 2015


2014 (5 quotes of publisher)

  • “How Fedex Is Trying to Save the Business Model That Saved It Millions,” by Lydia DePillis, Washington Post, October 23, 2014 (quoting Richard Reibstein).
  • “Lawsuits May Cause Business Owners to Rethink ‘Sharing Economy,’” by Rob Wile, Fusion, October 22, 2014 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “FedEx Drivers Were Employees, Not Contractors, Court Rules” by Susan Kelly, FierceCFO,  September 8, 2014 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “Why is Worker Misclassification a Problem?” by Mandy Locke and Franco Ordoñez, McClatchyDC,  September 4, 2014
  • “FedEx Decisions Have State Tax Implications For Companies with Independent Contractors,” Bloomberg BNA’s Daily Tax Report, September 2, 2014 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “New Lawsuit Claims Uber Exploits Its Drivers,” by Michael B. Farrell, Boston Globe, June 6, 2014
  • “Grocery Deliveries in the Sharing Economy,”by Farhad Manjoo, New York Times, May 21, 2014
  • “Pay Violations Rampant  in Low-Wage Industries Despite Enforcement Efforts,” Fair Warning, May 13, 2014 (quoting Richard Reibstein)


2013 (2 quotes of publisher)

  • Q&A:  ThomsonReuters Interviews IC Compliance and Misclassification Legal Blog Publisher Richard Reibstein, June 12, 2013 (interview of Richard Reibstein)
  • “Payroll Audits Put Small Employers on Edge: Tax Crackdown Comes as Use of Contract Workers Grows; Companies Find Rules Unclear,” by Angus Loten and Emily Maltby, Wall Street Journal,  March 13, 2013 
  • Regulators Crack Down on Classifying Workers as Contractors,” by Jennifer Smith, Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2013
  • “Changes in Employment Laws May Affect Your Bottom Line,” by Kenneth Briodagh, Event Marketer, February 28. 2013 (quoting Richard Reibstein)


2010-2012 (3 quotes of publisher)

  • “FedEx Fails to Deliver for Drivers: FedEx Drivers Are Part of the Ever-Blurring Line Between Employees and Contractors,” by Amy Biegelson, Public Integrity, April 2, 2012 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “U.S. and Local Governments Crack Down on Employers Who Pay Workers as Contractors,” by Vickie Elmer, Washington Post, October 9, 2011
  • “A Workforce Trend: The Nonemployee – Wary of a Downturn (and Paying Benefits), Companies Shy Away From Permanent Staff,” by Jane M. Von Bergen, Philadelphia Inquirer, September 2, 2011 (quoting Richard Reibstein)
  • “States, feds crack down on firms using ‘contract workers’,” by Paul Davidson, USA Today, Dec. 13, 2010
  • “FedEx Ground Issues New Standards for Independent Contractors,” Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2010
  • “Franchisees: We’re Employees, Not Contractors, by Richard Gibson, Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2010
  • “Feds Poised to Pursue Worker Misclassification as a Crime,” by Martha Neil, American Bar Association Journal, April 28, 2010 (quoting Richard Reibstein).
  • “Law Puts Squeeze on Freelancers: Independent Contractors Say Tightening of U.S., Mass. Measures Hurt Livelihood,” by Katie Johnston Chase, Boston Globe, April 7, 2010
  • “U.S. Cracks Down on ‘Contractors’ as a Tax Dodge,” by Steven Greenhouse, New York Times, February 17, 2010
  • “Budget Boosts Labor Funds to Combat Workplace Fraud,” by Darrell A. Hughes, Wall Street Journal, February 1, 2010


Prior to 2010

  • “Temporary Workers and the 21st Century Economy,” by Jody Greenstone Miller, Wall Street Journal, December 1, 2009
  • “Drivers May Not Join Union at FedEx Home, Court Rules, by Steven Greenhouse, New York Times, April 22, 2009
  • “Dozens of Companies Underpay or Misreport Workers, State Says,” by Steven Greenhouse, New York Times, February 12, 2008